A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by PATRICK BARLOW
Adapted from the story by Charles Dickens
PERFORMANCE - 25th November to 9th December
A MARLBOROUGH REPERTORY SOCIETY BOATHOUSE THEATRE PRODUCTION
DIRECTED BY GORDON RITCHIE
It wouldn’t be Christmas without A Christmas Carol.
In this new stage version, Patrick Barlow takes Charles Dickens' classic story of greed, grief, ghoulish ghosts and eleventh-hour redemption, and makes it feel brand new again. This adaptation brings the timeless tale to life with just five actors and all the wit, flair and theatrical invention you'd expect from Barlow, who brought The 39 Steps to the stage so memorably.
Barlow injects a lot of humour into the piece. This comedy takes place because Barlow doesn't keep strictly to the original text as he take liberties with language, the situation and, of course, the mood of the play which includes incidental music, Christmas Carols and English and Irish folk songs.
This is an entrancing and enlightened way to get into the spirit of the season.
Casting: 3M, 2F, reduced non-traditional casting.
Casting Notes: This play is written specifically for five actors. Three men and two women. One actor plays Scrooge throughout. Everybody else plays everybody else – rich and rewarding roles for 5 versatile actors. Every time they switch characters, we're reminded that we're watching a live story unfolding in front of us.
Audition Dates - Boathouse Theatre: Tues 4th and Weds 5th of September, 7.00pm
A date for call-backs will be notified if required;
For further role details, or to advise unavailability on the audition dates above,
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Gordon Ritchie 021-544843